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Ballet Terms (grades 1- 4)

STUDY
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plies
to bend
demi
small
battement tendus
stretched
retires
withdrawn
jete
throw
port de bras
carriage of the arms
adage
slowly
pirouette
to spin
spring points
points sprung
arabesque
design
saute
to jump
allegro
quickly
bourrees
stuffing step
sideways gallops
gallops to the side
skips
high jumps in passe
reverence
curtsy
exercices au milieu
exercises in the middle
exercices a la barre
exercises at the bar
rond de jambe
circle of the legs
developpe
to unfold
grands battement
big throw
releve
to rise
changement
to change
pas de chat
step of a cat
petits jete
small throws
temps leve
time lifted
chasse
chase
devant
front
derriere
back
soutenu
to sustain
de suite
continuing
temps lie
time shifted
coupe
to cut
en avant
forward
a la quatrieme devant
to fourth and front
a la seconde
to second
a la quatrieme derriere
to fourth and back
autour de la sale
around the room
cou de pied
neck of the foot
en croix
in a cross formation
passe
to pass
glissade
to glide
sissone
scissor step
ferme
closed
soubresaut
jolt
chaine
chain step
croise devant
crossed to the front
croise derriere
crossed to the back
echarte
thrown open
tourner
to turn
en bas
low
en haut
high
fondu
to melt
en arriere
moving backwards
petite tours
small turns
battu
beaten